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World Powering Down for Earth Hour

March 30, 2012 8:45 AM | News

It’s one hour out of the year to conserve energy, socialize with loved ones in-person and take part in a global movement on climate change.

Earth Hour is Saturday evening, in which from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time, the world will power down and turn off lights, electronics and other power-sucking gadgets to take action against climate change.

“The Earth Hour global sustainability movement is an example of a simple but effective action that can be taken to make a difference in the world,” said Manitoba’s Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh

Landmarks across the world will go dark for the hour, including the Empire State Building in New York, Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Las Vegas Strip.

All non-essential lights will also be shut off at provincially-run buildings, City Hall and civic offices.

Earth Hour originated in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

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